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The DHPP vaccine protects your dog against these 5 diseases

The DHPP vaccine, otherwise known as the distemper vaccine, helps protect pets against several spreadable illnesses. Find out how it can prevent your dog from getting sick.

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Famotidine helps reduce stomach acid in dogs

From dosage to side effects, here’s what our on-staff veterinarian wants you to know if your veterinarian recommends this tummy-soothing medication.

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8 common dog skin conditions

Skin conditions in dogs are common, but you’ll need a veterinarian to make a diagnosis. Here’s your guide on recognizing the signs of the most common types.

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If your dog has osteoarthritis, ask your vet about Deramaxx

Deramaxx is a medication that helps pups with pain and inflammation feel better.

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Checking your dog for ticks can protect them from anaplasmosis

Anaplasmosis is an infection that’s passed from a tick’s bacteria to your pup. But there are some ways to prevent it from affecting dogs.

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8 reasons a veterinarian might prescribe Cerenia for your cat

Cerenia can help cats with numerous ailments, like nausea, vomiting, inflammation and much more.

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Here's how to tell if your dog had a stroke

Although strokes are commonly thought of as a human issue, dogs are at risk for experiencing them, too.

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Rabies shots are necessary for dogs. Here’s why

Rabies vaccines for dogs are considered a legal requirement in most states. Not only do they prevent deadly infection in your pup, but they protect the community.

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6 signs that your dog might have arthritis

Arthritis, which is pain and inflammation of a dog’s joints, isn’t curable — but there are ways to lessen the severity of the symptoms.

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Understanding the 4 stages of kidney disease in dogs

With age comes illnesses, and kidney disease is one your dog can face.

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Does your dog have diarrhea? FortiFlora may help them feel better

FortiFlora is a probiotic that can help dogs with diarrhea feel better quicker.

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9 cysts dog parents should know about

There are common cysts that appear on dogs, but they vary in appearance and require different treatment methods.

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Outdoor cats might be at a higher risk of catching toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by parasites, can affect pet parents due to cleaning an infected cat’s litter box.

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Parents of nursing dogs should know about mastitis

Nursing dogs can contract mastitis infections through bacteria from their puppies or the environment.

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Amoxicillin could be part of your dog’s infection treatment plan

Amoxicillin is commonly used to treat bacterial infections in dogs. However, there are some things you should know before administering it to your pup.

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If your dog has anxiety, ask your veterinarian about acepromazine

Acepromazine comes in pill or injection forms and is administered before surgery or prescribed to help dogs with anxiety and motion sickness.

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8 common parasites that affect dogs

A deeper dive into 8 gastrointestinal and skin parasites that cause uncomfortable symptoms for dogs and what to do about them.

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Dogs can develop dementia, but there are ways to stall it

Dementia is a neurological disorder that commonly affects older dogs — here’s how to help your newly-diagnosed pet feel as comfortable as possible.

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7 common causes of cat ear infections and how to prevent them

Cat ear infections can cause a lot of itching, which might even lead to cuts around their ears.

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Heartgard Plus helps to eliminate heartworms in dogs

Heartgard Plus is a popular medication for protecting dogs against parasites.

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How often should I take my dog to the vet?

Dogs should visit the vet’s office at least once a year (and more often for puppies and seniors). Missing these appointments puts your pup’s health at risk.

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Sucralfate antacid: Can it help your dog's stomach?

Sucralfate is an antacid that some vets believe helps dogs with stomach issues. But always check with your vet before giving your pet medication.

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Panacur could remedy your dog’s parasite infection

Panacur is a deworming medication that can help to eliminate a dog's parasites.

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A guide to dogs and scabies skin infections

If your dog can’t stop itching, they may be dealing with scabies.


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